Still in velvet?

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All bucks I have on camera at my place were still in velvet through the 12th. Got my first fully hard-horn the 15th. Got a yearling in the process of shedding the 16th. But got a 3 1/2 year-old 10-point still in full velvet the 17th.

Anyone else still seeing bucks in velvet?
 

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Looked at 6 cards today that I pulled yesterday & not a hard horn to be seen. A couple of other guys said they got a couple though. Running a little late but still have some pregnant does as well...
 

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Got a pic of a small 8 in velvet this past Saturday. Seen a spike yesterday while hunting still in velvet.
 

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Not to hijack your thread, but is there any normal pattern to shedding velvet? Like do younger bucks typically shed sooner or vice versa?
As a general rule, older bucks shed first. But there are always exceptions. Had a yearling in the midst of shedding his velvet on cam the 16th. Had a big 10-point 3 1/2 year-old the next morning didn't even look close to shedding yet.

Back when I bow hunted, I saw a couple of bucks still in velvet at bow-opener, but they were always yearlings.
 

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Taken this evening. In years past have deer holding velvet well into Oct…both young and old deer.

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Saw 5 or 6 bucks at Tim's Ford this week while we were there.
They were all yearlings and all still in full velvet.
 

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